Jewel Plans Second Book
You Were Meant for Film
Flea Discusses Working With Jewel
Rock Stars In Cable Battle With TCI
Jewel Holiday Album (title TBA)
The 25-year old Jewel has been acclaimed as one of the most gifted and
accomplished artists in popular music today. Her 1995 ebut album, PIECES
OF YOU, spent a remarkable 114 weeks on the Billboard 200, where it
reached the #4 spot on the chart. Recently certified nine-times platinum
by the RIAA, the album includes hit singles "You Were Meant For Me," "Who
Will Save Your Soul," and "Foolish Games." SPIRIT, Jewel's second album,
was released by Atlantic in November 1998 and amde its debut at #3 on the
Billboard 200 chart. The album, which features the hit singles "Hands,"
and "Down So Long," has been certified RIAA triple-platinum and is about
to hit the four million mark in U.S. sales. Jewel brings even a little
more joy to the world with her all-new Christmas collection. Produced by
the legendary Arif Mardin (Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Bette
Midler, & Chaka Khan) the holiday set features the singer performing such
seasonal favorites as "Silent Night," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and
"Winter Wonderland," as well as a new Christmas-themed version of her
recent hit, "Hands." In addition, it includes an inspirational rendition
of "Ave Maria" along with a stunning "Gospel Medley," which encompasses
the spiritual standard "Go Tell It On The Mountain," the singer's own
"Life Uncommon," and the Bette Midler staple, "From a Distance."
A soon-to-be perennial holiday favorite, Jewel's latest is jus the thing
to get you into the spirit.
Hands (Christmas version)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Joy to the World
O Holy Night
-Go Tell It To The Mountain
-From A Distance
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Face Of Love
I Wonder As I Wander
Numerous high profile network television appearances to support release,
"Sessions on W. 54th Street" Jewel Christmas Special on PBS in December
March 22, 1999
New Zealand Press: Jewel bolts into Christchurch
A grumpy minder attempts to stop the photographer from taking a picture of Jewel arriving at Christchurch Airport.
Blonde Alaskan hurricane Jewel's arrival at
Christchurch Airport was a whirlwind appearance.
The petite poet and performer barely stopped to sign a
few autographs yesterday before being whisked away in
a waiting van.
The star brushed aside a pre-arranged photo stop with
The Press, and members of Jewel's entourage blocked
access to the singer.
Jo Dodgson had her camera pushed aside when she tried
to capture the moment her daughter Phillipa met Jewel.
The pair had been waiting for Jewel to sign a CD cover,
and were excited about the star's arrival. Phillipa knew all
the songs on both of Jewel's CDs -- Pieces of You and
Spirit. "She didn't say anything but she smiled and wrote
me some autographs," she said afterwards.
"I can't wait for the concert. Me and my friend are third
row from the front and we're really getting excited now.
Jewel is so pretty and such a fab singer," she said.
After her concert tonight at the Christchurch Town Hall
Jewel will jet off to tour Asia, Europe, and America.
October 7, 1998, 11:00 a.m. EDT
Jewel Plans Second Book
Following the success of Jewel's book of
poetry, "A Night Without Armor,"
publisher HarperCollins has contracted
the Atlantic artist to put together a
second title, likely a scrapbook of
photographs, diary entries, and
mementos. Jewel tells Billboard
Bulletin that the book may also contain
short stories. No release date has been
set for the project, according to the publisher.
"A Night Without Armor" rocketed to the top 10 of The
New York Times' nonfiction list this summer and is now in
its 15th printing. Jewel's second album, "Spirit," is due
--Chuck Taylor, N.Y, Billboard
Jewel's SPIRIT Set To Soar
Atlantic Release: Oct 9, 1998
SPIRIT, the highly-anticipated second album from Jewel, will be released
November 17th. The album is the acclaimed singer-songwriter's first new
release since her multi-platinum 1995 debut, PIECES OF YOU. All thirteen
songs on the album were written by Jewel with the exception of the first
single, 'Hands,' which was co-written with producer Patrick Leonard (best
known for his work with Madonna). 'Hands' is already being played by
radio stations nationwide, having received 1,800 spins in less than a
week. SPIRIT was recorded earlier this year at Groove Masters in Santa
Monica, CA, and at Oceanway Studios in Hollywood. The album sees Jewel
accompanied by a core group of both session musicians and fellow
singer/songwriters. Among them are Jude Cole on acoustic guitar,
Ednaswap bassist Paul Bushnell (meredith Brooks, Mary Lou Lord, Cleine
Dion), vetran Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist Luis Conte (Madonna, Lyle
Lovett, the Corrs), and drummer Brian Macleod (Wire Train, Sheryl Crow).
Other musicians appearing on SPIRIT include pedal steel guitarist Marty
Rifkin (Victoria Williams. Tom Petty, Dwight Yoakum), drummer Vinnie
Colaiuta and gutarists Josh Clayton (ex-School of Fish) and James Harrah
(Vonda Shepard, John Prine, Wilson Phillips) as well as Red Hot Chilli
Peppers bassist Flea, who performs on 'Barcelona.'
'I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this record and what I wanted
it to do to people,' Jewel recently told Billboard. 'I wanted to write
a record that was the antidote to all the things which made me worry in
the world, so that it's comforting somehow.'
The Holland release of the Hands single cd contains 3 tracks : Hands, Innocence maintained and (stranger)
Enter from the East" (acoustically).
You Were Meant for Film
Jewel keeps up with the boys in her movie debut, says co-star (and Leo
pal) Tobey Maguire by Sandra P. Angulo
Jewel's new album, "Spirit," doesn't hit stores until November 17, but
the singer is already winning rave reviews -- for her acting. She teams
with a testosterone-heavy ensemble in the recently completed Civil War
drama "Ride With the Devil," written and directed by "The Ice Storm"
creators James Schamus and Ang Lee (due out next Spring). Tobey Maguire,
Jewel's co-star in "Ride" (along with Skeet Ulrich and eight fellow
frat-packers) tells EW Online that it must have been frightening for
Jewel to be the main female on the set. "She came into a situation with
10 guys who've been acting for a while and who act for a living, and
meanwhile it's her second (or third) profession," he says. "I think she
was really scared, but she handled it."
Maguire, whose much-anticipated "Pleasantville" opens on Oct. 23, says
the best-selling singer and poet might have a future on the big screen:
"She really came into her own by the last couple of scenes. She was
finding her place and feeling more comfortable. By the end, you could
call the movie 'Ten Guys and Jewel.'"
Jewel receives American Music Award nominations
The AMA show will be live from Los Angeles on ABC, January 26th at 8pm EST.
Favorite Male Artist: Babyface, Beck, Puff Daddy
Favorite Female Artist: Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, Jewel
Favorite Band, Duo, Group: Spice Girls, U2, Wallflowers
Favorite Album: Pieces of You, Jewel; Yourself or Someone Like You, matchbox 20; Spice, Spice Girls; Bringing Down the Horse, Wallflowers
Favorite New Artist: matchbox 20, Spice Girls, Wallflowers
Jewel nominated for the 24th Annual People's Choice Awards this year.
Jewel, Elton John, and Will Smith are among the celebs nominated for the 24th Annual People's Choice Awards this year. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on CBS television from Santa Monica, California on Jan. 11.
Jewel is nominated in the Favorite
Female Musical Performer category,
alongside pop diva Whitney Houston
and country star Reba McEntire. Elton
John is up against two country
greats, Garth Brooks and George
Strait, for the Favorite Male Musical
Performer award; and Will Smith's
acting prowess landed him a nom for
Favorite Motion Picture Actor. The
rest of the awards are non-musical
for television and film work.
The winners are voted for by approximately 211 million fans via a
nationwide poll conducted by The
Jewel Kicks Off Superbowl; Boys II Men Play Halftime Show
The NFL has tapped Jewel for its first-string Super Bowl
team. The Alaskan native will perform "The Star Spangled
Banner" for the January 25 event at San Diego's Qualcomm
Stadium. "I am looking forward to performing at the
Superbowl in January," the singer said in a statement. "San
Diego has been my home for the past five years, and it's
exciting that the Super Bowl is coming back here for the first
time in a decade." The gig puts her in some exclusive
company, including Diana Ross, Billy Joel, Whitney
Houston, Garth Brooks, and last year's "Banner" performer,
Super Bowl XXXI's half-time show will feature a tribute to
Motown's fortieth anniversary. The label's Boyz II Men will
headline, followed by golden oldies Smokey Robinson, the
Temptations, and the Tops. It appears that previous reports
placing Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, or Michael Jackson on
the field were premature. In any case, the half-time show will
be a welcome relief from last year's lip-synching Blues
Details of Lilith Fair special finalized
By JOHN SAKAMOTO -- Executive Producer, Jam! Showbiz
CBC-TV has confirmed additional
details about their upcoming
broadcast of Sarah McLachlan's
Lilith Fair special.
The one-hour show -- filmed
mostly over two nights this August
at the Molson Amphitheatre in
Toronto -- is titled "Lilith Fair:
Sarah McLachlan And Friends".
As previously reported here, the
special will air on Friday, Dec. 5 at
Newly confirmed is the list of
performances to be featured. The
finalized 10-song lineup will include
four numbers by McLachlan, and will run like this:
1. "Angel" (Sarah McLachlan)
2. "Deep Water" (Jewel)
3. "The Water Is Wide" (Indigo Girls with Sarah and Jewel)
4. "Sunny Came Home" (Shawn Colvin)
5. "Bitch" (Meredith Brooks)
6. "Ice Cream" (Sarah McLachlan)
7. "I Shall Believe" (Sheryl Crow)
8. "Building A Mystery" (Sarah McLachlan)
9. "Posession" (Sarah McLachlan)
10. "Closer To Fine" (ensemble)
Meanwhile, whether Canadian viewers will get to see the
expanded, two-hour pay-per-view version of CBC's special is still
up in the air. As of Wednesday morning, Viewer's Choice in
Canada still did not know if they would be making the event
Lilith Fair Pay-Per-View Special Set For November 28
04:38 p.m Nov 06, 1997 Eastern
NEW YORK and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of North America's top-grossing festival tour, Lilith Fair, announced today that the two-hour concert will air on pay-per-view networks November 28 and will be available to over 35 million potential buyers. Time magazine called the event, filmed in Toronto, Canada, "one of the most exciting events of last summer." Lilith Fair features performances by Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Shawn Colvin, The Indigo Girls and Meredith Brooks. The Lilith Fair Pay-Per-View Event was produced by one of the country's premier music-for-television production companies, High Five Entertainment (Nashville), in association with Brainchild Productions, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Lilith Fair Productions. A portion of the proceeds will benefit RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) and LifeBeat, the music industry's not-for-profit AIDS resource and awareness organization.
Rolling Stone Magazine heralds Lilith Fair "the summer's most popular tour." An all-woman musical event launched by singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan, Lilith Fair sold out venues in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, Toronto, Atlanta and Seattle, becoming North America's top-grossing festival tour of 1997 according to Pollstar Magazine.
"The Lilith Fair festival made history by becoming the first successful all women tour. They dominated the music we heard all summer and have broadened the landscape of popular music in this country forever," said Martin Fischer, president of High Five Entertainment. Potential buyers will learn of the concert's availability on PPV as on-air promotions begin in early November.
biore(R) (pore perfect(TM), one of the sponsors of the North American Lilith Fair tour, will also participate as a sponsor of the Lilith Fair PPV event.
The Lilith Fair website is www.Lilithfair.com.
Jewel To Rock In Hard Places
By Julie Taraska / November 4, 1997
Jewel will help celebrate the grand opening of
the Hard Rock Cafe in Barcelona, Spain, with
a live performance Nov. 6 from the city's
Tivoli Theater. The show marks Jewel's first
concert appearance in Spain, and comes just
four days before the Barcelona Hard Rock,
located in the city's Ciudad Condal's Plaza de
Catalona, officially opens its doors to the
public. Jewel's second performance in the
country takes place the following day at the Hard Rock in
Jewel's $2 Million Memoir
Courtesy of ABC Wall of Sound
The fact that recent celebrity books haven't exactly
been flying off the shelves didn't stop HarperCollins
from shelling out megabucks for the life story of pop
singer Jewel. The New York Post reports that the
publisher has agreed to pay the "You Were Meant for
Me" chanteuse a whopping $2 million for a chronicle of
her twenty-three years on the planet. That works out to
about $87,000 a year, for those keeping track, and it's
reportedly one of the largest advances ever given to a
pop star. Jewel, who has released only one album,
grew up in Alaska and for a time lived in her car while
awaiting her big break. The advance is only the latest in
a string of huge celebrity payouts, most of which have
resulted in underperforming works, including Paul
Reiser's Babyhood and Jay Leno's Leading With My
Chin. HarperCollins hopes that Jewel will appeal to that
all-important and fast-growing teen market. In addition
to her memoir, which will be released next fall in
conjunction with her second album, Jewel will also
write a volume of poetry. Look for that to hit shelves
Jewel Polishes Movie Plans
By Chris Petrikin and Adam Dawtrey
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Pop singer Jewel is in advanced talks to make her feature film debut as the female lead in a Civil War drama called "To Live On."
Tobey Maguire is attached to co-star in the $35 million Fox project, and sources say the studio is talking to Matt Damon (Courage Under Fire) for the other lead. Ang Lee (The Ice Storm) will direct.
Jewel will play the love interest of two young men whose lives change during the denouement and aftermath of a year of fierce guerrilla warfare on the Kansas-Missouri border.
Described as "Platoon" in America, it's based on the novel Woe to Live On by David Woodrell. The picture is slated to start shooting in March.
Jewel, whose last name is Kilcher, is currently on tour in Europe. She has made a meteoric rise from Alaskan unknown to recording star. Her 1995 debut album "Pieces of You" has sold more than 5 million
copies and has vaulted her to the forefront of the latest wave of successful female singer-songwriters. Now, following in the steps of Madonna, Whitney Houston and Courtney Love, Jewel looks to become
the latest musical diva to make the jump to the big screen.
Jamiroquai, Beck Big Winners At MTV Video Music Awards
By Ray Richmond and Gary Levin
NEW YORK (Variety) - British dance band Jamiroquai earned the video of the year award, but rocker Beck earned the most statuettes, taking home five at
Thursday night's MTV Video Music Awards competition here at Radio City Music Hall.
Beck converted five of his seven nominations to wins, earning best male video and best video editing for his "The Devil's Haircut" vid, and art direction,
choreography and direction honors for his video of the tune "The New Pollution."
The five wins were four more than Beck earned last year, when he picked up a solo nod for top male video with his song "Where It's At."
While Jamiroquai had racked up 10 nominations to lead the pack, it converted just four of those to wins at Thursday night's 14th annual ceremony. Those were for
vid of the year, special effects, cinematography and breakthrough video for their sensation Virtual Insanity.
The rest of the awards were distributed among nine other acts, none of whom snared more than one.
Notably, Smashing Pumpkins, which dominated last year's MTV Video Music Awards with seven wins, failed to win an award despite four noms.
The death of Princess Diana loomed large over the three-hour musicvid fest. The Spice Girls dedicated both their best dance vid award and a performance to her.
Rapper LL Cool J added Diana to a list of music industry figures whose deaths he noted, and Madonna took aim at the paparazzi.
"I'm not going to rant and rave about the irresponsible behavior of tabloids, but it's time to look at our own insatiable need for gossip and rumors and scandals and
lies," she said.
Will Smith pulled in best video from a film title for "Men in Black," while Jewel was voted the female vid award for her "You Were Meant for Me" and No Doubt
took the group video gold for "Don't Speak."
The Notorious B.I.G. was honored posthumously for his rap video "Hypnotize," with the Spice Girls snaring the dance video statuette for "Wannabe" and old-time
rockers Aerosmith taking home the rock video award for "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)."
Top alternative music video honor went to Sublime for "What I Got," Fiona Apple copped the new artist in a video award for "Sleep to Dream" and Puff Daddy &
the Family grabbed the prize for R&B vid for "I'll Be Missing You."
Besides Smashing Pumpkins, the shutouts included Nine Inch Nails (whose "The Perfect Drug" received five nominations) and the Wallflowers (four nominations for
its "One Headlight" vid).
The technical awards presentations weren't part of the TV program.
Lilith Fair live album due
Tuesday, September 2, 1997
By KAREN BLISS, Jam! Showbiz
We haven't heard the last of Lilith Fair. Though the wildly successful all-female tour wrapped up last week, its
proprietor, Sarah McLachlan, will be sifting through the best performances
for inclusion on a Lilith Live album, due in March on her own Temple Records.
"Every single show was recorded and the tapes are brilliant," says George
Maniatis, VP of Nettwerk Records, which will distribute the album. "It's
going to be a double album, not really quite sure the name of it. It's going
to be on Sarah's label, through Nettwerk, and Sarah's going to have final
approval with the other artists."
Maniatis says that McLachlan wants to include at least one track from every
artist who participated in the sold-out Lilith Fair outing, including the
local sidestage performers.
"Sarah wants everybody on there -- the up and coming artists and the
developed artists -- that's one of the reasons they were invited to begin
with. There's other record companies and managements we have to deal with,
and the artists have final say."
Maniatis confirms that Lilith Fair will continue next year, but another
live album to commemorate the event is unlikely. "You don't want to burn
something out," he reasons. "Less is more." A documentary, shot during
Lilith's two-night stand in Toronto last month, is also in the works. It
will air in Canada on CBC-TV later this fall.
Lilith Fair TV special to air on CBC
By KAREN BLISS, Jam! Music
As the rain pelted last weekend's Lilith Fair stop in Toronto, fans of Sarah
McLachlan, Jewel, Shawn Colvin and others, weren't the only ones braving the
weather 'til the end of the concert. Soggy camera crews were on hand to
capture the back-to-back shows at the Molson Amphitheatre for future
broadcast on the CBC.
"Each of the performers came out and did a 50-minute set, and there's just
so much incredibly beautiful performance material that it's going to be
tough to get it into 48 minutes for the CBC," says Carol Reynolds, of Carol
Reynolds Productions, one of the executive producers of the project. (Note:
Forty-eight minutes is the running time of a one-hour show, excluding
In Toronto, Reynolds' crew taped performances by Meredith Brooks, Indigo
Girls, Colvin, Jewel and McLachlan, including "a couple of really special
finales where they all came out and sang together."
But the crew had to go to Pittsburgh last Tuesday to nab Sheryl Crow, who
had bypassed Toronto's Lilith dates. "That is part of the special as well,"
says Reynolds, even though the broadcast will be billed as being "from
The program is a collaborative effort among Toronto's Carol Reynolds
Productions, Martin Fischer of Nashville's Hi Five Entertainment, and Lauri
Feldman. Jim Yukich, known for his work with Phil Collins, is the director.
"We were also very fortunate to use the CBC crew and facilities at the
Molson Amphitheatre," says Reynolds, who plans to distribute the special
No official air date has been set by the CBC, though this fall would seem a
Meanwhile, a separate documentary of the Lilith Fair tour -- which wraps up
in Vancouver this Sunday -- is also in the works for U.S. music channel VH1.
Feldman, again, is the executive producer.
The VH1 crew has been on the tour throughout the U.S., says Reynolds. "They
came into Canada last weekend, then headed back to the States, Calgary and
the big finale in Vancouver. They've actually been busing with the caravan
of buses and getting some incredible footage," recounts Reynolds, who
doesn't know at this early stage if her TV special will include interviews
or backstage material.
"This is Sarah's dream to do this," says Reynolds. "A lot of people around
her said it would never work, to bring together a tour like this (all-female
headliners) and make it work, but it's the hottest tour of the summer in the
States, and it came to Toronto and we had this incredible rainstorm Friday
night and not one person left. The lawn was full, and they were there the
whole evening. It was an incredible audience. And, fortunately, Saturday, we
had rain during the day but not in the evening. And Pittsburgh, similarly,
when we were taping Sheryl Crow, it was a torrential downpour and not one
member of the audience left. It was a very loyal audience."
Mick Fleetwood Compiles Rumours Tribute Album
Mick Fleetwood is in the midst of overseeing a Rumours cover album, which
will be a tribute to Fleetwood Mac's classic 1977 work released probably in
1998 on Lava/ Atlantic. According to Fleetwood, the album will feature Jewel
on "You Make Loving Fun," which he says is "great" and already in the can,
the Cranberries on "Go Your Own Way," and Elton John on "Don't Stop."
"It's an idea that came from [Rumours producer] Richard Dashut, who has
produced Fleetwood Mac for many years," says Fleetwood. "He reached out to
me to help him put it together and that's what I've done. I'm very excited
about it. There's about five or six other bands that would be sort of
misleading to give, but it's happening. It's mostly younger artists, but
when Elton expressed interest in doing it, I was just so flattered. He's
going to play the shit... Imagine his piano playing on 'Don't Stop.' And No
Doubt, we're hoping they're going to do 'Dreams,' and we're trying to
persuade Sarah McLachlan to do it because I think she's very talented."
Reprise, the label that is releasing Fleetwood Mac's reunion album The
Dance this Tuesday (Aug. 19), passed on releasing the Rumours tribute album.
"Who knows [why]," says Fleetwood. "They might have thought it was
confusing. I don't know. But Atlantic is basically the same company, and
they got it."
July 5, George Lilith Fair Review
Arguably the evening's biggest attraction, Jewel took
the stage in a show-stopping red evening gown and heals.
Her generous, 13-song set demonstrated how far she has
evolved since her best-selling debut album "Pieces of You".
Once confined to a few simple chords and adolescent lyrics,
she has evolved into a confident and intriguing performer.
The showcase of her set, her hit "Foolish Games" is a song
that lives or dies depending on the young singer's vocal
phrasing her voice is now a powerful and dramatic
instrument, capable of holding notes past their breaking
point. Not afraid to take risks, including performing a
sentimental tribute to a friend who committed suicide, Jewel
also strapped on an electric guitar and ripped out a cover of
'Dancing Barefoot' that has become a highlight of her set.
Jewel named Seventeen Magazine's "Solo Artist of the Year"
The catch is that she wasn't even nominated. She won...as a write-in vote.
It's hard to imagine that Jewel--with her sweet, soothing voice and
heart-shaped face--has a dark side. But the 22-year-old singer has enough
grit to rival Courtney Love. She grew up in Alaska in a log cabin with no
electricity or running water, camped out in a van when she couldn't pay the
rent as a struggling singer and was even in a rap group called La Creme.
But it wasn't her hip-hop skills that put her in the spotlight--it was
folk songs like "You Were Meant for Me" and "Who Will Save Your Soul."
These singles became Top 10 hits, with a little help from MTV and VH1.
Fans anxious for her next album--out in early '98--will have to get their
Jewel fix with a re-recorded version of "Foolish Games" on the Batman &
Robin soundtrack this summer. As you might expect, it's a gem.
June 1997 issue of Blockbuster Previews
JEWEL Pieces of You
Growing up in Alaska, Jewel had very few luxuries - no shower,
no TV and an icy outhouse for a bathroom. But courtesy of her
parents, an Alaskan singer/songwriter duo, there was always
music and singing. It was in her senior year of high school that
she took up the guitar and first began to write songs. She had no
desire to go to college and no desire for a 9-to-5 job. So she
pursued her music dream by moving to California, living in a van
and playing at a San Diego coffeehouse. Jewel is considered one
of the hottest singers in music today. Her debut album, Pieces of
You, features the hit songs "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "You
Were Meant For Me".
VH1 Pop-Up Video transcription to YWMFM
Filming started at 8 am.
Eggs were served for breakfast at the shoot.
"Jewel had a vegetarian omlet."
"Jewels are often displayed on velvet to enhance their appearance."
"Jewel's fromer boyfriend Steve Poltz of the Rugburns."
"They met while Jewel was singing in coffee houses in San Diego in 1994."
"Well-proportioned" jewels are the most valuable."
"They are also the most attractive."
"Steve wasn't meant for her - they broke up after writing this song together."
"Jewel was rumored to be dating Sean Penn in late 1995."
"Penn directed the first video for this song."
"In Sean's version Jewel watches her boyfriend make out with another woman."
"Art Director's arm" (sticking out through cloud-painted board)
"In real life Sean wed actress Robin Wright in April 1996."
"He wasn't meant for Jewel either."
"Jewel decided Penn's video 'Didn't fit the song' and amde a new video with
her old boyfriend."
"Jewel's 'shedding her skin' symbolizes her growing out of a past
"Snakes shed their skin up to 8 times a year."
"The average person sheds an entire layer of skin every month."
"Jewel has said that writing songs is her therapy."
"'Jewel Therapy' involves rubbing gems over your body to boost creativity
"The director of this video also made 'Long December' for the Counting Crows."
"Fake snow" (scene with snow falling around Jewel)
"Some jewels have a strong odor- Amber smells like cream."
"A poem by Jewel written in magic marker by a production assistant." (poem
on her back)
"Writing peoms on a partner's body is considered an act of seduction in Asia."
"Jewel is not rumored to be dating the assistant."
"The average dream lasts for 20 minutes."
"Dream psychologists say that reptiles and hats often represent the 'family
"Jewel's family is from Alaska - her grandfatehr helped draft the state
"Jewel left Alaska at 16 to study music, dance and sculpture at a school in
* "One of her sculptures is still on display at the school."
"Diamonds may be forever but this Jewel has been on the charts for more
than 60 weeks."
"Jewel majored in opera at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She decided opera
wasn't meant for her after learning it might take her 10 years to become
successful at it. Instead, she learned to play guitar and signed a record
contract less than 2 years after graduating high school."
Transcription by Sinjin
Thursday March 27 8:33 AM EST
REVIEW/CABLE: Jewel Kicks Off MTV's 'Hard Rock' Special
Hard Rock Live (Sun. (30), 8-9 p.m., VH1)
By Phil Gallo
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - The new performance series from Robert Small, creator of Unplugged for MTV, begins with an engaging hour from million-selling
The show has all the textures of Unplugged-- more chatting than usual, nonstop camera action of pans, zooms and dolly shots that resolve in closeups -- and adds
some black-and-white backstage footage. Appeal will depend solely on the artists.
Jewel, the 21-year-old Alaska-to-San Diego transplant who began performing with her parents just out of the toddler stage, wisely uses her show to perform four
songs that don't appear on her triple-platinum Atlantic debut Pieces of You. While her 10-song set confirms her young, gifted and beach-bum image -- her social,
personal and spiritual reflections all connect to the oceanfront life and traveling to and from surfing sites -- she adds to her vagabond charm by yodeling with dad
and dueting a cappella with mom on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
She's in good voice throughout -- performances of the hits Who Will Save Your Soul and You Were Meant for Me are full of spark -- and the camera clearly loves
the doll-faced singer. Backstage chitchat with Paula Cole seems forced; onstage comments capture the giddiness of a youngster freshly acquainted with the prizes of
Hard Rock Live, part of the MTV networks' newly re-emphasized music programming, has a varied lineup of double bills over the next half-dozen Sundays, among
the performers are Simply Red, Shawn Colvin, Robert Palmer, Lou Reed, John Hiatt and the Lemonheads, each of whom should be able to deliver more the type
of commentary or reflection that could make this program stand out.
In the first segment, Hard Rock Cafe plugs love letters from Sid Vicious, Freddie Mercury and jazz man Charlie Parker on display at various restaurants.
Taped in New York by Robert Small Entertainment, VH1, Hard Rock Cafe, Pontiac and Warner Bros. Pay TV, Cable & Network Features. Executive
producers, Robert Small, Jim Berk, Eric Frankel; producer, Karen Ferlito; co-producer, John Schreiber; director, Linda Kahle; production and lighting designer,
David Goodman; editor, Sean Fullan. no sound credit.
On October 3, Taylor regional sales manager Rick Fagan performed at the
Cafe Crema coffeehouse in San Diego. As he was starting his opening set,
he noticed a young woman who looked vaguely familiar, although in most ways
she seemed indistinguishable from the other college-age and older Gen Xers.
On closer inspection, Fagan realized it was platinum selling
Apparently, no one else recognized the former San Diegan; she sat alone,
undisturbed, absorbed in writing something. Fagan invited her up to sing a couple of songs, and Jewel obliged (borrowing
Fagan's 612-C). Even then, some didn't know who she was. One patron approached
Fagan and remarked that it must be nice to have someone open for him and "warm up
The ubiquitous Jewel has been almost constantly in the national entertainment
news since her debut album, Pieces of You, was released in 1995. She explained to
Fagan that she was back in town for a rest, after a whirlwind of activity that
included touring, appearances on network television, performances at major music festivals, and
work on her follow-up album. As for her caffeine-fueled scribbling, Jewel said
she likes to write poetry and lyrics in coffeeehouses, and has done so since her days as a struggling performer in San Diego venues.
But the kicker is that Jewel finally got to perform at Cafe Crema. A couple of years
earlier, during her now celebrated tenure as the favorite performer at the nearby Inner
Change coffeehouse, Jewel had auditioned for a gig at Cafe Crema. The then-owner turned her down. He didn't think she was good enough.
-Wood and Steel - Winter Edition
Jan. 22 [16:00 EST] -- With the Red Hot Chili Peppers still
about three months away from starting work on a new album,
bassist Flea has been busy with other projects. The frenetic
bass player took an acting role in an upcoming Coen brothers
movie, and a guest shot playing bass on the next album by Jewel.
Flea says he met Jewel five years ago in San Diego, where she
was living out of her van and performing in local coffee houses.
Apparently, he was feeling under the weather one day, and
went out in search of a remedy.
"I was feeling really terrible, and all of a sudden I see this girl
that was just so beautiful. And I was like, ah, oasis!," Flea told
"I just went and started talking to her and we became friends,
and at the time she was living in her car, and she said to me,
'Let me play you a few songs on my guitar.' And I thought oh
no. Ya' know when someone says they're going to play you
some songs, the first thing I think about is running in terror. But,
she did it and it was just so incredibly beautiful. And, it turns
out later she had a hit song and became a big star, and that's
In fact, Jewel is nominated for a Grammy award this year for
best new artist. The folkster is pitted against Garbage, No
Doubt, the Tony Rich Project, and Lee Ann Rimes for the
award. The Grammy Awards will be distributed in New York
City on February 28.
Rock Stars In Cable Battle With TCI
06:18 AM ET 01/21/97 By Ray Richmond
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Several rock stars are trying to
prevent the nation's largest cable operator from dropping the
VH1 cable music channel from its Denver network.
Don Henley, John Mellencamp, Jewel and Tony Rich have agreed
to participate in a press conference Wednesday in Denver to help
classic-rock radio station KRFX-FM protest Tele-Communications
Inc.'s dumping of VH1.
The four musicians -- whose videos, performances and
interviews are often heard on VH1 -- reportedly will speak out
about the importance of VH1, and tell people what they can do to
try to get it back on the air.
TCI, which is based in Englewood, Colo., has encountered
much backlash against its recent policy of dropping established
networks from its cable systems and replacing them with newer
services. Last week it announced it would reinstate A&E and the
Nashville Network in Houston, and MTV on its Grand Junction,
MTV Networks, which owns VH1, is helping pull the strings
for the Denver press event and the attempts to get MTV restored
on TCI systems in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Des Moines, Iowa.
MTV has sent employees to those cities, as well as all of
the markets where it has been dropped, to lobby TCI for
reinstatement. MTV viewers have also gotten in on the act,
peppering TCI's offices with thousands of phone calls, letters